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MIS Program Educational Objectives and Student Outcomes

Degree Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems degree program is accredited by the computing accreditation commission of ABET.

MIS Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

Three to five years after graduation, graduates should be able to:

  • Apply sound managerial concepts and principles in the development and operation of information systems
  • Effectively apply systems analysis, IS design and project management concepts
  • Effectively apply technical concepts in information technology
MIS Program Student Outcomes:
  • Students will have an ability to analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • Students will have an ability to design, implement and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • Students will have an ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • Students will have an ability to recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • Students will have an ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • Students will have an ability to support the delivery, use and management of information systems within an information systems environment.

MIS Major Goals Mapped to College of Business Undergraduate Program Goals

MIS majors are also prepared to achieve program goals established for all College of Business Majors. Below is a matrix that shows how MIS goals relate to college goals.

College of Business Undergraduate Program Goals  MIS Major UG Goal  
  1 2 3
1. Leadership / Teamwork competencies X X X
2. Critical Thinking X    
3. Global knowledge and application X X  
4. Innovative mindset X   X
5. Communication competencies X X X
6. Technology competences X X X
7. Functional competencies X X X
8. Ethics X    

In addition to assignments, exams and projects routinely assessed in individual courses, a key component of the assurance of learning process for MIS majors is the Information Systems Analyst (ISA) Certification Exam. Students take this certification exam during the capstone course, ITM 419. Students who qualify on the exam may, after completion of their MIS degree, apply for their ISA certification through the Institute for Certified Computing Professionals. Detailed exam results also provide faculty valuable feedback that is used in the assurance of learning process for continuous program improvement. Graduates and employers are also surveyed periodically to assess that program educational objectives are met.

MIS Degree Enrollment Information
Academic Year Number of students enrolled in the MIS major Number of students who graduated with an MIS degree
2010-2011 94 25
2011-2012 91 26
2012-2013 86 24
2013-2014 95 19
2014-2015 106 29
2015-2016 89 30
2016-2017 69 23
2017-2018  64 16